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Blessings of Siferat HaOmer to You!

“Then [after Passover] you are to count from the morrow after the Shabbat, from the day that you brought the omer of the wave offering, seven complete Shabbat[s]. Until the morrow after the seventh Shabbat you are to count fifty days, and then present a grain offering to Adonai.” (Leviticus…...

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慶祝逾越節:先知性代禱行動

幾天之後就是聖經中的逾越節和除酵節,即4月10日至17日。在耶路撒冷,四處都彌漫著節慶的興奮。逾越節前細心的大掃除也接近尾聲,最後清除掉家裡和商鋪裡的酵。購物的人們匆匆穿梭街市,為即將到來的正式的逾越節家宴做著最[后後]的準備。盡管現在正處於高度恐怖警戒,耶路撒冷的居民們卻心情歡暢。春天的色彩和芬芳令人神清氣爽,我們有意或無意都能再次感覺到神吹在我們身上的氣息。...

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Celebrating Passover as a Prophetic Intercessory Act

The biblical feasts of Passover and Unleavened Bread are just days away, falling this year on April 10-17. Here in Jerusalem, holiday excitement is in the air.  Meticulous pre-Passover housecleaning is dwindling to its final sweep of leaven from homes and businesses. Shoppers scurry through streets in last minute preparation…...

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Who Owns Jerusalem? (Probably not who you’d think.)

To the surprise of many, Christians own most of the wealthiest parts of Jerusalem. Despite global focus on the Arab-Jewish controversy, traditional churches hold title deed to large swaths of real estate here. The Prime Minister’s and President’s Residences, Knesset, Israel Museum, King David Hotel, Great Synagogue, Mamila Mall and…...

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On Israeli Memorial and Independence Days (May 1 and 2, 2017): Does the Day of Jacob’s Trouble Lie Ahead?

This week we celebrate with thanksgiving the 69th anniversary of the re-gathered Jewish state. Israeli Independence Day always comes the day after Memorial Day, which honors fallen soldiers and terror victims. The unusual timing was intentionally set so that 24 hours of sorrow and mourning would be followed by joy…...

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普珥日:從以斯帖記看翻轉這世上的國的四把鑰匙

今年,聖經中記載的普珥節從3月11日晚上開始直到3月13日結束。普珥節是所有猶太節日中最快樂的節日,這個節日記載於聖經中的以斯帖記。正如你們所知道的,這部書記載了2500年前發生在波斯(現代的伊朗)的歷史事件。那時,猶太人生活在波斯人的統治下。一個種族滅絕的法令始料不及地臨到了他們,這個法令後來被奇跡般地翻轉了。...

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At Purim: Four Keys to Overturning Kingdoms of this World from the Book of Esther

The biblical feast of Purim (“Lots”) takes place this year on the evening of March 11-13. The merriest of all Jewish holidays, Purim is based on the book of Esther. As you likely know, the book is an historical account of events that occurred in Persia (modern Iran) approximately 2,500…...

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普珥日:”在這兩日設筵歡樂,彼此饋送禮物,周濟窮人。”(以斯帖記9:22)

今年的普珥節,我們邀請你們與我們一起給一些最有需要的以色列人捐贈。我們一起真的可以救助至少一個猶太人的生命!你們的禮物可以讓一個未出生的孩子不會因為父母無錢負擔撫養費就被流產掉。...

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Today is Tu b’Shvat: What This Biblical Holiday Can Mean for Christians

Today, February 10-11, Israel celebrates the biblical holiday of Tu b’Shvat. Meaning simply the “15th day of the 7th month,” Tu b’Shvat is also known as the New Year for Trees. The holiday originates from Leviticus 19:23-25: “When you enter the land and plant any kind of fruit tree, regard…...

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The US Embassy is not in Jerusalem for these Historical Reasons – and Other Nations Followed

When the State of Israel was re-established in 1948, its borders were based on the UN Partition Plan of 1947. That plan divided land which had been legally set aside for a Jewish state into two states: one Jewish and one Arab. It also set Jerusalem aside as a separate…...

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